Cultural Corner

Welcome to Hamden Public School's Cultural Corner!

Celebrate the cultural diversity at Hamden Public Schools.

Welcome to the Cultural Corner

Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration from September 15 to October 15 of Hispanic and Latino history and culture. This month gives extra recognition to the many contributions made to the history and culture of the United States, including important advocacy work, vibrant art, popular and traditional foods, and much more.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Website

National Education Association: Lessons, activities, videos, and more.

Colorin Colorado: Information, puzzles, biographies for English language learners. In English and Spanish.

8 Ideas for Teaching National Hispanic Heritage Month

EdPuzzle (Grades 2-12): Teach your students about the origins of the holiday and inspirational Hispanic Americans with this Edpuzzle Original video lesson. This lesson includes teacher-written embedded questions that prompt students to analyze an image, identify regions on a map, and summarize what they know about Hispanic Heritage Month.

Google Arts & Culture: Google Arts & Culture is spotlighting a variety of meaningful topics, including the vibrant and rhythmic world of Caribbean salsa music, the impact of Latinos with disabilities and the long history of Indigenous Mexico.

Hispanic Heritage Month ResourcesExplore the National Museum of the American Latino’s collection of Hispanic Heritage Month resources.

Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States (For Middle and High School): Nuestra América is a fully illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center. It features the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/xs. It celebrates their contributions to the United States.

Common Sense Education: Videos, articles and activities 


PBS Kids: All about the holidays video


National Hispanic Heritage Month | White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.


Congratulations to our National World Language Honor Society inductees who were honored this week for demonstrating excellence in their study of a world language.

NHS World Language

Congratulations to this year's seniors who have achieved the CT Seal of Biliteracy!

Biliteracy Students

Today is Diversity Day! 

According to the UN, Diversity Day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions:

  • Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural professionals
  • Support sustainable systems for the governance of culture.
  • Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks
  • Promote human rights and fundamental freedom.

Here are some ideas on how you can observe Diversity Day:

  • Visit an art exhibition or a museum dedicated to other cultures
  • Learn about another religion
  • Watch an International film
  • Listen to a musical tradition from a different culture
  • Play a sport related to a different culture (Karate, Criquet)
  • Cook traditional food from a different culture
  • Learn about traditional celebrations from other cultures
  • Volunteer with an organization working for diversity and inclusion
  • Learn another language

Diversity Day